Looking Back – Day 26

Today is Day 26 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Twenty Six – October 26, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today – I remember how much I love this apple! Sometimes the simple ones are the best! Halloween week continues on tomorrow and I will be posting one of my 12 NEW 2020-2021 apples on Halloween! Any guesses what it might be?

To see my original twenty sixth post ~ Ruby Slippers ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

Side Note: Today I am reminded how much stress and worry affect me and my health. My sweet Lucy pup isn’t feeling well and she was at the vet all day waiting for them to be able to get a peek inside her mouth. It has been a long day worrying. I hate to complain about my issues when she’s the one really having a difficult time but this is such a key reminder about learning how to use techniques to lower the strain and stress inside your body while things outside are difficult. Today I rested while I waited. It’s what I needed to do and thankfully I could. But I feel it. I feel the tension and the anxiety and I now recognize the change in my body. There are a few ways to work on lowering the anxiety and stress. Take a hot shower or preferably a bath with epsom salts. Play soothing music, and light a scented candle or put some drops of lavender or “peace and calming” essential oils in a diffuser. I hit the senses with comfort and do deep breathing. It all helps but the most important part is recognizing that it is happening so you can work on reducing the anxiety and stress so that you don’t head into a full blown flair.

I’m headed out to go pick Lucy up and hopefully antibiotics will help alleviate the lesions and blood work will give us some answers on what has caused them (autoimmune or kidney issues are some thoughts). Sigh. One day at a time.

Lucy came to our home almost exactly 4 years ago at the age of 9 – she has become my little wiggle sausage. Our Lucy Goosie. As she has progressively gained trust, she has become such an unexpected joy but it is so hard to see them suffer.

Here is my sweet Lucy

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